Vaccine Nationalism Is Patently Unjust

“The European Union, United States, and Canada have hoarded the vaccine, pre purchasing doses for up to six times their population in some cases.”

via The Nation (Mali)

Private importation of vaccine not approved (Nigeria)

“Over 8,000 jabs have been administered across 34 states and the FCT with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines, except Kogi State.”

via The Nation (Mali)

COVID-19 test compulsory for FCTA workers (Nigeria)

“The directive followed the permanent secretary’s order during an FCTA management meeting on February 18, 2021, that the health and Human Services Secretariat should conduct a COVID-19 test for all the staff of FCTA.”

via The Nation (Mali)

China to assist Nigeria defeat virus

“The People’s Republic of China has promised more strategic partnership with Nigeria to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, deepen infrastructural cooperation and help accelerate the process of industrialisation.”

via The Nation (Mali)

Nigeria: AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive within one week

“We want the vaccines as soon as possible because Nigerians need these vaccines. However, any change in the delivery date will also be transparent and communicated to all Nigerians.”

via The Nation (Mali)

South Africa health minister ‘raids’ bars as second COVID-19 wave spreads

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to ‘act responsibly’ as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gripped two provinces, with fears that it will sweep through the rest of the country during end of year celebrations. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize Saturday night ‘raided’ popular Cape Town bars and nightspots where merrymakers were breaking lockdown rules.”

via The Nation (Mali)

Kenya: Haphazard COVID-19 response worries medical experts

“Amref Health Africa chief executive Dr. Githinji Gitahi said the fight against the pandemic will only be won once Kenyans fully embrace the preventive measures from home. Dr. Gitahi noted that the risk of infection will remain for as long as there is no vaccine.”

via The Nation (Mali)

Kenya: Risk high of second wave as infections surge in counties

“Positive cases have dramatically increased, especially in rural counties, barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta eased containment measures to boost businesses. Before the measures were relaxed, Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 4.7, but it’s now at 5.7.”

via The Nation (Mali)

Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano airports to reopen in ‘few days’

“Major airports in the country will in the ‘next few days’ roar into life after weeks of inactivity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.”

via The Nation (Mali)

Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus

“As COVID-19 races its way across Africa, there are two stories happening at once. The first is of governments using their armies and militarized police to beat, threaten, and shoot their way to public health…The second is of communities knitting together their meager resources to fill the gap of failed services and absent states.”

via The Nation (Mali)